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What Is Life Like As A Child In Africa With Hiv Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick partner The stigma associated with HIV Active substance abuse Depression Lack of financial resources and/or social supports Mistrust of the medical...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people with a major illness to reject care entirely. Denialists have convinced some pregnant women or mothers of HIV-positive children to reject treatment universally recommended by their doctors. In the United States and other countries where... Read more »

HIV is not the cause of AIDS

Why do doctors keep prescribing toxic medications for HIV when HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The cause of AIDS is drugs, malnutrition, lack of vitamins, toxicity, etc.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people with a major illness to reject care entirely. Denialists have convinced some pregnant women or mothers of HIV-positive children to reject treatment universally recommended by their doctors. In the United States and other countries where... Read more »

Don't forget your friends in Africa! We also need drugs!

Dear Sir-I am a young woman from Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. I have been reading quite a bit about the exciting new drugs that are now available. Are these drugs only available to the Western World? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prevalence of 22.5%. Like many parts of Africa, HIV infection in Namibia occurs primarily via sexual intercourse and mother-to-child transmission. Approximately 6,000 infants are born HIV-infected each year. Infection via blood, blood products,... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...though not eliminating, virus in a pregnant woman almost completely eliminates the risk of her passing the infection onto her child. We know that true long-term non-progressors, or elite controllers, sustain some level of HIV infection but show... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PBS Program Examines HIV/AIDS, TB in South Africa

...The segment examines issues surrounding treatment and drug resistance (Suarez, "News Hour With Jim Lehrer," PBS, 3/24). " Children Orphaned By AIDS Face Uncertain Future ": The "News Hour" on Wednesday examined the effect of HIV/AIDS on... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

South Africa Implements New HIV/AIDS Strategy

...president Jacob Zuma may seem like an unlikely advocate for HIV prevention. Earlier this year it was revealed that he had fathered a child out of wedlock, even though he has three wives (and a new fiancĂ©, who is not the mother either). And... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Hinders Children's Access to Education, UNDP Official Says

... Children who lose one or both parents to HIV/AIDS are unlikely to remain in school and finish their education, Robert Greener, senior Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic "Reversing Decades" of Development in Africa, Opinion Piece Says

... The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is "reversing decades of slow improvement in child survival, life expectancy, educational progress and economic growth," Cesar Chelala, an international public health consultant, Read more »
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World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...hands, once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he said into the microphone, "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies." A voice with a broad Scottish accent, from near the front of the crowd, pierces the... Read more »

lonely in southern africa trying to live with HIV

Posted by africanbeauty, 4 Replies
...find someone i can chat with here. this is my 3rd year poz - it caused the breakup of my marriage. anyhow, i am a 38 year old african beauty living in africa -and i am lonely - would like to meet other african poz professionals women or men so we... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...who have acquired it through accident, while performing an extremely compassionate and admirable job. Also for those little kids and Moms (infected by husbands) who are innocent and do not deserve the disease AT ALL. I think 99% of your... Read more »